Overcoming dental anxiety
There are many aspects we look at when we are trying to overcome dental anxiety and phobia with our patients. There are many techniques and methods that have been proven to work.
We have found that our number one method has been to understand the needs and requirements of the patient fully before embarking upon the treatment journey. We have devised a unique process of assessment that allows the patient to feel comfortable whilst deciding on how to proceed with treatment. It also gives you more control of how things progress and your acceptance of dentistry. We will go through all your options and viable choices with you before we formulate a customized treatment plan together.
Alleviating Anxiety with Lasers
Lasers are particularly useful when treating patients that have a certain level of anxiety when faced with any type of dental procedure or surgery. This is very true when it comes to younger patients or patients that do not like the thought of traditional surgery.
Lasers have allowed us to continue with treatment of various situations in a comfortable manner with the added benefit of more control and precision of the outcome. Due to their minimally invasive nature, the use of lasers has transformed how patient tolerate the dentistry and surgical treatments.
Amongst many of the benefits of lasers the biggest is that it is minimally intrusive and damage far less of the surrounding tissues of a tooth than more traditional surgical techniques. This means there is less associated postoperative symptoms which can be quite appealing to many patients who prefer to have comfortable dentistry that is not only painless but also less problematic after the treatment has been carried out.
Lasers remove the need for drills the noise of which is often a trigger for fear and anxiety. So with a quieter procedure treatment is better accepted and this in turn facilitates better management of any anxieties.
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